To save energy in the capital, part of the festive lighting and the skating rink plan have already been abandoned. The latter especially consumes a lot of resources.
However, Luxembourg decided not to stop at illumination and entertainment. The city has taken a whole range of measures to achieve the EU’s stated goals of reducing gas consumption by 15%. Thus, it will reduce the operating time of all street lighting from 19 hours to 6 hours a day. The only exception will be the Christmas holidays – during them the lights will work until 01:00.
The street lighting itself and the illumination of buildings will also be reduced. Darkness sensors will be switched to a new mode. This will reduce energy consumption by 8% in annual terms. The water temperature in swimming and non-swimming pools will be reduced by an average of 2°C. The temperature of gyms will suffer much more. First, it will be lowered to 20 °C, and then to 18 °C.
Such changes will be accompanied by information and training for janitors, cleaners and infrastructure users